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Man jailed for damaging Minister Harmon’s house

A man, who admitted to damaging Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s house, was Wednesday sentenced to six months imprisonment. Thirty year old Samuel Greene of Guyhoc Park admitted to committing the offence at Harmon’s property. The unrepresented man stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court where the charge read that on September 15 at Guyhoc Park, he ...

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Glass technician, who swallowed cocaine, jailed

Thirty eight year old glass technician Julius Watkins pleaded guilty to having 960 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that between September 12-15 at the Georgetown Public Hospital and Woodlands Hospital he excreted 114 “round-like”  objects. Facts surrounding the matter states that ...

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Queensway guard charged with stealing cash from New Thriving Restaurant

A 29- year old security guard attached to Queensway Security Force was Monday morning placed on GYD$60,000 bail after being charged for break and entry and larceny. Travis Reynolds of 30 Graham’s Street Plasiance East Coast Demerara stood before City Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied the allegation that on September 9,2017 at Main Street Georgetown he broke and enter the ...

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Teenagers jailed for stealing motorcycle

Two teenagers were  Friday morning jailed for one year each after they pleaded guilty to stealing one motorcycle, when they appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly. The teens who are from Plaisance, East Coast Demerara admitted that between July 24 and 25 at Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, stole one Honda 150 motorcycle valued at GYD$425,000, property of Hanniyah Warde. The ...

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High seas cocaine bust accused refused bail

The two men, who the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard intercepted in a boat at sea allegedly with a quantity of cocaine, were Thursday remanded to prison after they were arraigned on a narcotics trafficking charge. John Da Silva, 45, and 34-year old Kevin Fitzroy were arraigned on a joint charge of being in possession of 95.5 kilogrammes of ...

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Medicare Pharmacy staff charged with embezzling GYD$1.2 million

Three employees of Medicare Pharmacy were Thursday morning arraigned on a charge of misappropriating funds and they were granted a total of  GYD$450,000 bail. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court were 23-year old Watmattie Ramnarine, 43-year old Zalena Khan and 23-year old Salena Khan. The prosecution alleges that between September, 6,2016 and June 2,2017, while being ...

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Footballer charged with attempted murder

A Guyhoc Park resident was  Wednesday placed on bail when he appeared before chief magistrate Ann McLennan charged with the attempt murder of another man with whom he was playing football. Kurt Joseph was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that on June 18, 2017 at TucVille, Georgetown he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Tavell Blackman with the ...

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Driver in deadly Lilendaal accident on bail

Twenty-seven year old Tecona Welcome of 39 Austin Street, Campbellville made another appearance in the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court , this time charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Welcome appeared before Magistrate Alisha George who read the indictable charge that on June 24, 2017 at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara she drove motor car PSS 7195 in a dangerous manner causing ...

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City resident on armed robbery, ganja trafficking charges

A city resident , who allegedly robbed a man of raw gold and cash, was Wednesday remanded to jail pending his trial. Twenty-seven year old Akeem Rajkumar of 63 Leopold Street, Georgetown was also accused of being in possession of  50 grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Rajkumar is accused of using a gun to rob Dexter France ...

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